Thursday, June 22, 2017

The Word You are Seeking is Equality



The age of Empire ended with the decline of the Roman Empire between 400 to 700 C.E. (Common Era)

The vast trade routes of Rome extended to China, India, Africa and Europe. An Empire expands into unknown territories and the Roman Empire did for more than a 1500 years.

"There was but one Rome: no other city,  either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled this astonishing metropolis in the grandeur of magnitude; and not many—if we except the cities of Greece, none at all—in the grandeur of architectural display.

Among empires: the Persians, Spanish, French and British cannot but be admired as prodigious growths out of so small a stem. There was but one Rome: no other city, as we are satisfied by the collation of many facts, either of ancient or modern times, has ever rivaled Rome. The earth had its prerogative city and that city was Rome.

Power is measured by resistance. Upon such a scale, if it were applied with skill, the relations of greatness in Rome to the greatest of all that has gone before her, and has yet come after her, would first be adequately revealed. Since that era no land, no part and parcel of the Roman empire, has ever risen into strength and opulence, except where unusual artificial industry has availed to counteract the tendencies of nature." Thomas de Quincey

How is Your World?

Do you wonder how long it will take for the populist media to mention unemployment or under-employment? Did you receive an increase in pay from your employer during the past two years? Have you noticed how the food industry has reduced the size of the package and increased the cost of food?

When the media writes a story about food or price increases they use the term average price. Average is taking all of the prices over a time frame and dividing it. Only the median price or cost lets you see how many dollars are removed from your budget to cover the increase. It is deceit on the part of the media to leave out the details.

The Truth is in the Wording

Some believe we are in an age of information made simple with electronic devices. I would agree we have improved on a rapidly moving technology. How many people look at their mobile device and think of it as a hand-held computer? Here is the result of a search for the most favored apps being used from the Google Play store.



It doesn't appear as though many people are using a dictionary in that group. We certainly have no desire to ruin their day by teaching them to understand the meaning of words. Let's look at another group from Google Play rated as the most used apps.

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This group definitely sees no need to learn how to spell or understand composition. Say what you want to say in a myriad of characters and gain fans, friends and followers. Whatever you do keep it short and use one syllable words since very few people read or know how to read an article. The trick to raising your totals on most of these most used website apps is by posting a nude or semi-nude photo.

When you get into an argument with a know-it-all you can get rid of the person with a quick photo such as the one below. The person in this case retorted with "that's not Moscow..!!" For over 15 years and counting Russia bolted forward while the populist media kept silent. Moscow became a financial hub bringing with it good paying employment, massive reconstruction, a space program second to no one and a rising middle class.

Moscow in 2017


The sanctions placed on Russia go far beyond the Ukraine or Crimea. They were meant to slow down the billions of dollars flowing into Russia as a sound investment. There was a slight pause by investors for almost three or so months.

The Facts Please

Let's be reasonable with the knowledge the cold war ended when the Berlin Wall came tumbling down in 1989. Followed closely by the wall in Berlin the USSR (Union of Soviet Socialist Republics) began to unravel. Each of the former states within the USSR, including Russia, began to feel freedom for the first time since 1917. (some countries were pulled into the Soviet sphere after WW II)



As the communist Soviet Union came undone I was happy there were no longer Russian boggy men waiting to take my life. Now as the years pass I realize it was all a fabrication of lies to instill fear rather than peace in my life. For whatever reason, the US-led NATO need an enemy to create a society for the very wealthy. As for the rest of us there are food banks, poverty, food kitchens, drugs and some food stamps.

We are not Equal in the Eyes of the Wealthiest

This article began by saying a few words about the Roman Empire. Seldom seen in the movies or documentaries are the lives of the slaves. We see the brave Senators while hearing the words of the largest land owners. They are in fact the same people. Rome was built on the backs of the slaves in the same way many western nations were built. A woman had no rights being considered unequal in the eyes of the men who wrote the rules. Simply read the biblical words men wrote on how a proper slave may be worthy of salvation. Why do you allow anyone to fill you with fear by placing themselves in the lofty position over you?

The media moguls should know, when the cold war ended, the so-called leader of the free world vanished too. Isn't it odd the media repeats the free world lie while articles about our environment disappear? Follow the money trail whenever you read, listen to, or watch their trail of fear, lies and lack of imagination.

Enjoy Life

"The international community should have learned from the past lessons. The historical parallels in this case are undeniable. Unwillingness to join forces against Nazism in the 20th century cost us millions of lives in the bloodiest world war in human history. If they expected a nervous or hysterical reaction from us, if they wanted to see us become a danger to ourselves as much as to the world, they won’t get it. They won’t get any response meant for show or even for immediate political gain. They won’t get it.."  Vladimir Putin Dec. 2, 2016


Thank you for the Music - Freddie was our Friend too. 

Red Army Choir - The Show Must go On (Queen Cover)




Friday, June 9, 2017

Tips for Filing Tax Returns in Canada

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Just when you thought you were off the hook it is time to send in your Tax Returns to the Federal Government. Yes you have paid taxes on everything from a light bulb to a USB drive all year so why more?

Someone has to pay for the 1.7 million Canadian bureaucrats, their health care, their days off and their pensions. Can you remember the last time you called the Canadian government and talked to someone in Canada's two official languages French and English? You will have a better chance by calling from 7 a.m. ET to 3 p.m Pacific Time. I am not suggesting you call ET although you would have more fun trying. ET is Eastern Time plus 30 minutes in Newfoundland.

Electronic Filing via Internet

It is the fastest method to get it over with quickly. Faster when you have an online account with Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Someone told me a few days ago there are more than 3 billion people using the Internet. Yet 20% of the highly Canadian techno savvy population know how to set up an account with CRA. Your account gives you a way to get all of your T slips or reassess an Income Tax Return. Plus look over information regarding CPP, OAS and other benefits. Factually speaking they are not benefits since the money comes from your contributions to various plans such as an RRSP. Hyperlinks above will take you to the CRA website where you can set up your account.

Deadline to Remember

Canada Revenue Agency set April 30, 2017 as deadline for filing your 2016 tax return. Your employer has until the end of February to hand over T slips. If you worked more than one job then call the employer(s) for the T-4 slip(s). There are several billion dollars of unclaimed amounts being held by CRA due to people not filing an Income Tax Return. Last year I completed a return for a 30-year-old who had not filed in 6 years. He was delightfully silly when the money owed to him arrived. If you had deductions, and most do have them, file your Return. It is your money.

Ways to File and Income Tax Return

Electronic filing with CRA approved software is the best method ever. Here is a list of the software approved to date. Some are free for low-income earners below $30,000.00 for a single person and $45,000.00 for a couple. My non-sponsored recommendation for those who have a simple return is UFile 2016. It should be called Income Tax for Dummies because it is so easy to use. (Place name here ... Address here...)

Many other software programs are listed and some require more computer skill. Often times you can also get a discount via the CRA website from the software developer.

Paper Filing

Paper tax returns can be found around the Post Office or Federal government locations such as Service Canada and CRA of course. You require pencils, pencil sharper, paper and lots of patience. The paper manual included with the kit will give your brain a good workout. Last time I had to use paper returns was for a lovely lady who failed to do any tax returns during the previous ten years.

Community Volunteer Income Tax Program

It was initially started in Quebec and Ontario to find out if there was a need for a volunteer program. They were swamped and CVTIP became a national way for Canadians on low incomes to have their taxes prepared and filed with CRA. The low-income markers are slightly different from one volunteer group to another. The CRA guideline is $35,000.00 per individual and $45,000.00 per couple. CVITP does not include those with T-5 financial resources over the amounts stated nor self-employed persons.

The volunteers across Canada assisted people on low incomes by preparing and filed close to 750,000 Income Tax Returns in 2016. We expect a sharp increase this year. Look over this link to find a volunteer group in your town or city. Bring your T slips and make an appointment where it is applicable. Every person involved goes through a clearance process with CRA and police clearance. A copy of the return is printed for you and none of the volunteers or local groups keep your returns on file. If you require a special need or assistance with language ask before you arrive.

A Few Additional Notes

Anyone collecting a pension, a disability allowance or additional funding need to file an income tax return. If you do not file a return your pension or any funding will be cut off in July. This includes GST rebates from July 2017 onward until the return if filed.

Seniors will only receive the CPP amount when the return is not filed by the April deadline. Let us pretend you are receiving $1600.00 a month pension plus the other allowances. Those allowances are the part of the pension you will not receive after July. Your July pension will be reduced to $400.00 +/- a month. I have volunteered doing taxes for a few decades and it is heart breaking to see an 80-year-old in tears. For those reading this please do whatever is possible to ensure the elders in your family get their returns done on time. Provincial benefits as low as they are will also stop.

The current Federal government has introduced some of what they call poverty reduction into tax system. As I see it through the tax returns it is more than likely going to toss a few 100 thousand people out of their homes. This poverty reduction tax plan has a gaping hole in it someone forgot to research.

Most housing subsidy programs in Canada ask for the amount on Line 150 or Line 236 of your income tax form when applying. Line 150 is your total income and includes any current subsidies and Line 236 is the adjusted amount. These two lines are usually the same amount of dollars. The Federal government is going to increase the amounts on Line 150 and thus Line 236. It will put low-income earners in a higher artificial income bracket and disallow them Local or Provincial Housing assistance.

They claim there will be a decrease in poverty. It will be followed up by a massive increase in homelessness. It is more akin to a double negative balance found in most oligarchies.

Fraudulent Emails and Phone Calls

Best to put a hyperlink to the lastest scams being used in Canada. A few minutes of your time will make you aware of scams via phone, text messages, email, online and telemarketing.

Saturday, January 17, 2015

The Nuclear Dilemma Chapter One


The Very Real Nuclear Dilemma

I was raised during a time when nuclear testing was accompanied by air raid sirens. The sound of the sirens left an indelible mark in my mind along with millions of others.


How many nuclear tests do you believe took place since the first one, on July 1945, before Hiroshima and Nagasaki? It might surprise you that a total of 2119 Nuclear Tests happened between 1945 and 2015. When we add in the number of non-yield tests the total jumps to 2474. A non-yield tests draws a fine line between a full blast by saying that a nuclear test was not intended. It is the same as saying sorry when I picked up the gun it fired in your face.

There are Four Topics

1. How many nuclear weapons exist today?
2. How many nuclear reactors are in use now?
3. Where is the deadly toxic waste located?
4. What can we do with the toxic nuclear waste?


Nuclear Weapons World Wide

The number of weapons is in decline from 70,000 during the late 1980s to approximately 16,000 today.  The graph is from the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists.

















Operational and Proposed Nuclear Reactors Today


What do We do with the deadly Nuclear Waste?

As you can see from the graphs the planet is awash with toxic and deadly nuclear waste by-products. Low radioactive waste such as clothing, filters and some resins need to be stored for at least 500 years. That is a best guess on how long it takes for the radioactive waste to decay to a daily dose of radiation. We began playing with nuclear radiation in the early 1940s so any date of expiry must be a best guess.

Here is a quote from the United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission: "Because of their highly radioactive fission products, high-level waste and spent fuel must be handled and stored with care. Since the only way radioactive waste finally becomes harmless is through decay, which for high-level wastes can take hundreds of thousands of years, the wastes must be stored and finally disposed of in a way that provides adequate protection of the public for a very long time."

Where does the low and highly radioactive nuclear waste really go? This video explores the topic.



You can find 1000s of videos on this topic around the Internet. I picked this one because of it's shock factor along with the nuclear waste being dumped in the Oceans.


The fact is every country using nuclear fuel or has nuclear weapons did little or no planning for the toxic waste. Waste includes that from Nuclear Power Plants, Nuclear Weapons, Nuclear powered submarines and ships, hospitals, research facilities and a wide array of Military Weapons.

Fukushima released 13,000,000,000 times more neutrons than initially estimated. Neutron radiation is the most severe and dangerous radiation known to mankind. It can travel great distances.  With over 100,000 tons of nuclear waste world wide here are a few options. Keep dumping it into the oceans, rivers or simply bury the stuff deep into our planets surface.

The diagram shown above is on the drawing board in Canada just 2 km from the Great Lakes. Currently 29,000 tonnes of toxic nuclear waste is stored near the Bruce Reactors. Several sites, with nearby cities, are going through the process of getting to be the lucky one. The next diagram shows three of the five possible dump sites in Ontario, Canada. Recently Flin Flon, Manitoba had their name added to the possible nuclear wast dump sites along with Creighton, Saskatchewan.
Creighton



It gets a little bit confusing with the North Western Ontario site at the top of the map. A number of smaller communities are considering a yes vote. In truth no one is going to get to vote on the final choice.

While keeping an eye on the map above take a look at the nuclear waste around the Great Lakes of Canada and the United States.


Between 40-50 million people, on both sides of the Great Lakes, depend on the clean fresh water supply for everything. Contrary to George Bush the Lessor the water flows from Lake Superior to the Atlantic Ocean. Lake Michigan flows in part, to millions of people, along the Mississippi River. 

How is the deadly toxic nuclear waste going to get to the proposed nuclear dump? Railway because everyone knows they seldom have accidents. Massive trucks clogging up the narrow highway is another option. With the dump site in North Western Ontario, closer to the city of Thunder Bay, the Great Lakes Fleet could take the waste north. Imagine the impact a ship loaded with nuclear waste having an accident as it enters Lake Superior.

More links For those who Care about our Planet

Business Owners on Nuclear Waste in NWO. Local business owners comment regarding a potential deep geological repository for nuclear waste at MP Bruce Hyer's Town Hall meeting in Manitouwadge.

Burying Radioactive Waste near Creighton Fraught with Danger

Edwards said history of full of examples in which toxic materials have been disposed of through burial only to 'come back to plague future generations.' He mentioned the famous case of Love Canal, a neighborhood in the US built atop a toxic waste burial site. The waste was linked to health problems and the government paid to relocate hundreds of families. Edwards further referenced Sarnia, Ontario, where toxic chemicals were injected deep into the earth only to resurface in the St. Clair River as toxic blobs thanks to Dow Chemical.

Canadian Coalition for Nuclear Responsibility

CCNR is a not-for-profit organization, federally incorporated in 1978. It is dedicated to education and research on all issues related to nuclear energy, whether civilian or military, including non-nuclear alternatives, especially those pertaining to Canada.

Dryden Mayor supports Ignace as Dumping Ground

Ignace along with three other communities have advanced into the next research phase as potential sites. The area is now under evaluation by The Nuclear Waste Management Organization to decide which community is the best possible site. - See more at: http://www.kenoraonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11449&Itemid=160#.VLQo7HQAWLA.facebook
Ignace along with three other communities have advanced into the next research phase as potential sites. The area is now under evaluation by The Nuclear Waste Management Organization to decide which community is the best possible site. - See more at: http://www.kenoraonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11449&Itemid=160#.VLQo7HQAWLA.facebook
Ignace along with three other communities have advanced into the next research phase as potential sites. The area is now under evaluation by The Nuclear Waste Management Organization to decide which community is the best possible site. - See more at: http://www.kenoraonline.com/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=11449&Itemid=160#.VLQo7HQAWLA.facebook
Ignace along with three other communities have advanced into the next research phase as potential sites. The area is now under evaluation by The Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) to decide which community is the best possible site.

Physics Stack Exchange is a question and answer site for active researchers, academics and students of physics.

U.S. Office of Nuclear Energy

There are hundreds of downloadable documents on this site. The Office of Nuclear Energy’s (NE) primary mission is to advance nuclear power as a resource capable of making major contributions in meeting our Nation’s energy supply, environmental, and energy security needs. We seek to resolve
technical, cost, safety, security and regulatory issues through research, development and demonstration. By focusing on the development of advanced nuclear technologies, NE supports the Administration’s goals of providing domestic sources of secure energy, reducing greenhouse gases, and enhancing national security.

U.S. Senators Oppose Canada's Nuclear Waste Proposal

The resolution, co-sponsored by Sens. Debbie Stabenow, D-Mich.; Mark Kirk, R-Ill.; and Tammy Baldwin, D-Wis., urges President Barack Obama and Secretary of State John Kerry "to take appropriate action to work with the Canadian government" to prevent building of a permanent nuclear waste repository within the Great Lakes Basin.

Nuclear Plant in Russia with no Nuclear Waste

Humankind has already produced so much nuclear waste that it would take decades, if not hundreds of years to process and recycle it. As of now, the only light at the end of the tunnel is fast-neutron reactor technology. Fuel for breeder reactors could even be made from nuclear waste, which from an ecological point of view is a priceless advantage.

I will do my best to keep you updated in future blogs.


Friday, March 1, 2013

Mob Mentality

Almost everyone has a starting point when they get sick and tired of being sick and tired. Why almost everyone instead of being all inclusive? It is due to the distractions and mob mentality that puts most people into a group called "followers". There is no point in attempting to speak to any of them due to their depleted mental capacity. Whatever is said by the media corporations, religious corporations or mega corporations is the truth to each of them. All a person needs to do is give them a little push and they will fall off the cliff designed by the propaganda machine.

A breaking point for me began very early in this writers' life. News flashed over the radio that President John F. Kennedy had been shot and declared dead.

How was it possible for the President of the United States to be put in a position where his enemies could gain such close access? It took over thirty years to realize who had assassinated our beloved President. You may find it odd that this writer does not live in the United States yet refers to him as "our beloved President".

To put it to you more clearly, here are the words of another enlightened person who was assassinated, John Lennon. Imagine should jump into your mind, however, the quote is "I'm sick and tired of hearing things from uptight-short sighted-narrow minded hypocrites ..all i want is the truth". Where in the world does a person find the truth, when the school system is broken, politicians are purchased and truth tellers are told to "shut up or else." There is a longer story behind being told to "shut up" that will be told over the coming months.

What did President Kennedy do that angered so many people that an order was given to take his life? The lone gunman story is funnier than having someone quote Bart Simpson on YouTube.

Once upon a time there was a very active independent channel on YouTube, before the criminal Murdoch made it clear to Google, that people must be silenced. In the comments section an unknown, person with a no name profile, said: "according to Bart Simpson this video is incorrect..." Sadly the person had to be told the cartoon was not a documentary series.

Yes good people, we have come a long way, even though very few noticed the ladder is gone. Certainly you are going to demand references, because that is what you are told to do, by the media and educators that keep you from thinking for yourself. This writer has somehow managed to get this far without using a word such as "skewl" rather than the alternative word "school". Are you getting close to asking "who the hell do you think you are?"

The video games, television shows, television news, video websites, radio stations, magazines and movies make it so you never ask questions. Only the actors handing you a thrill are capable of feeding you their version of the truth. The mega monitors in blazing color, along with headphones have given you the capacity to shut out the world, or anyone in close vicinity to you. When do you have time to listen to another voice or read a thought provoking book

What does any of this have to do with President Kennedy? Everything when we look at what is happening to the people and the planet we inhabit. In order to find the answer we will take a leap into history.

Where in our history can we find a person that changed the world? We need to find someone who was beloved by the the people and put the citizen first. Perhaps a person who freed a majority of the slaves and ensured that the slums were rebuilt. This person would have needed to understand the military and given them good pensions with land when they retired. Understanding the people required fresh clean drinking water a massive project would begin to do so. It would indeed be a person with a great imagination that would demand the wealthy few, the Senators, hand over their money to the majority.

Getting the funds into the hands of the people would make such a person a target of those holding the wealth. Indeed it did and some of them conspired, and assassinated, Julius Caesar.

The facts about Caesar are often misunderstood due to an ignorant British play writer. For him it was about entertaining the crowd rather than telling the truth.

Since President John F. Kennedy the so called "free world" have had to deal with people with no imagination nor courage. He put forward a vision of our world without war, and dreadful nuclear weapons, by stating he was willing to talk to "the other side." The other side, was the Soviet Union our ally during World War II, without whose help the minion Hitler may have won the war.

President Kennedy did the unthinkable, when he began fulfilling the promise made by Abraham Lincoln, as the Civil War turned in favor of the Union. Everyone would have the right to vote, a good education and healthcare including the once enslaved black population of the United States.

Money would be diverted from the weapons makers to the exploration of space and beyond

The same people, the Senators, who ensure the wealth is kept by the few moved forward with a plan to have President Kennedy assassinated.

Since that day in 1963 we have watched the wealthy grow fat off the people and resources of this planet. The wealth is lavishly put in our faces, with brilliant colored gadgets, made by people who are enslaved.

Mythical wars are declared, pensions are slashed, the elderly abused, toxic waste dumps unmanned, the homeless are pushed aside, rivers become sewers and the list is endless. Our dreams of exploring space were handed over to the wealthy by the most recent President. He is busy making us believe we have another enemy in Iran. Oddly enough he need only look in the mirror to see he is his own enemy.

Are you a citizen of this world?

Or are you counting on a mythical saintly world while you let this one die?